Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: At Home Celebrations

After celebrating two at-home birthday kids and helping various friends’ celebrate their kids’ special days as well, I have decided that an at-home birthday party can really be spectacular.

The celebrations themselves were fairly simple with cake and gifts and a dinner meal of their choice. It was what we had to give. We learned about some of these other celebratory ideas after our birthday kids had already celebrated their at-home birthday. If you want to celebrate at home but not skimp on fun, we have ideas for a happy birthday:


Make Your Child’s Home Birthday Party Special

4 Ace Productions Magic Shows

Recommended Ages: Best for kids 3-10
Price: $210-$275 for 30-35 minute birthday magic show…the cost includes 3 goodie bag inserts for each child! Upgrades include Balloons, Magic trick brochure, Magic Set for Child, magic booklets! Plus, each child will get access to my FREE Magic Workshop online with videos and printed pieces teaching how to do magic!.
Details: Brian Richards is a full-time school assembly performer that uses magic to educate elementary students. But Brian also loves to share Birthday party fun with his ACME Magic Factory show! The focus is on the kids and they absolutely LOVE IT! Enjoy this delightful program from a seasoned performer, author, and host of the local cable show “The Magic In YOU! Learn More Here.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Brian Richards loves to share Birthday party fun with his ACME Magic Factory show! The focus is on the kids and they absolutely LOVE IT!
The focus of an ACME Magic Factory Birthday Party is on the kids and they absolutely LOVE IT!

Adorably Elegant Spa Party

Recommended Ages: Ages 5-16
Price: $240 & up.
Details: Give your birthday girl or boy a spa day to share with their guests. 90-minute parties include a complete spa experience including face masks, spa foot soak, mani/pedis, bathrobes and karaoke fun in the comfort of your own home.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022

Animal Humane Society of Minnesota

Recommended Ages: Ages 5-16
Price: FREE.
Details: When AHS stopped offering onsite birthday parties, they began offering DIY Birthday Party Toolkits to print. Kids can host an at-home adopt-a-pet themed birthday party with stuffed pets. Families are encouraged to raise funds for AHS.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

ARTrageous Adventures Birthday in a Box | Minneapolis

Pick up: 2121 W 21 St., Minneapolis MN 55405
Recommended Ages: Packages for preschool through teen
Price: $40.
Details: Each box includes 5 projects with supplies.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Brighter Minds Music

You choose the location
Recommended Ages: Best for kids 0-4
Price: $175
Details: 30-40 minutes of adult-led activities with songs and chants and lots of active play.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Color Me Mine | Eagan, Maple Grove, Woodbury

3324 Promenade Ave, Eagan, MN 55121
12155 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
9140 Hudson Rd. E511, Woodbury, MN 55125
Recommended Ages: All ages
Price: $100-$125 plus cost of ceramic pieces & up
Details: Stop by the studio to choose your pieces and paint, then bring them back after your party for glazing and firing for a birthday party favor they’ll want to keep. Also offering in-studio parties.
Verified: Feb. 2022

Hasse Family Mobile Petting Zoo | Twin Cities Metro

Serves all of the Twin Cities metro area (as well as Southern Minnesota)
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: Request a quote via the website’s contact form.
Details: A mobile petting zoo brings animals to your party. A birthday-party-sized zoo could include a miniature horse or donkey, Shetland sheep, goats, bunnies, and chicks and/or chickens, all in an enclosed, sheltered, walk-in pen where visitors can interact with the animals.
Verified: April 2022.

Hooray Let’s Play

Recommended Ages: 0-5
Price: $250+/4 hours.
Details: Brings safe and colorful play areas to your party location.
Verified: June 2022.

Kidcreate Studio

Recommended Ages: 3-12
Price: Call the studio for at-home party information and pricing.
Details: Customized art birthday parties right in your home for your birthday boy or girl.
Verified: Jan. 2022.

Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supply – Birthday Cake Experts

Shop: 7213 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Prices: Vary by items purchased
Details: Creatively decorating cupcakes together can be a super fun party. Order some supplies from Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supply, and get everything you need including candles and a boxed cake mix if you want it. Definitely look at frosting, filling, piping bags, and decorations to make your birthday cake extra special. They’ll offer tips and instructions.
Verified: Jan. 2022.

North Mallow S’mores Bar

Catering events throughout the Twin Cities
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: Set up a Free Tasting and Get More Information
Details: A North Mallow Roast Mater will set up an interactive s’mores bar for guests to mix and match gourmet s’mores. They also cater weddings, corporate events, Mitzvahs and other parties. We can attest to the tastiness and popularity with kids, because North Mallow catered one of our birthday parties.
Verified: Feb. 2022.

Occasions With Character – Princesses, Superheroes & More

Choose a location like a nearby park building, but they do not do private homes
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: Contact Occasions for prices
Details: Costumed actors make appearances as your child’s favorite character and provide themed entertainment for birthday parties on location throughout the Twin Cities area. Themes include a princess party with a royal ball, tea parties and dining events and super hero training.
Verified: Feb. 2022.

The Reptile Experience | Twin Cities Metro

Serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and the metro area
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $150-$175+.
Details: Offering 45-60 minute interactive programs.
Verified: Verified April 2022.

Silverwood Virtual Art Parties

At the location of  your choice.
Recommended Ages: All ages
Prices: $60
Details: One-hour virtual party. Choose-Your-Own Puppet Adventure. Spend 30 minutes with a guided activity and then hang out with your virtual guests for another 30. Unlimited guests. Call the park for more details.
Verified: Feb. 2022.

Simply Jane/Artable

Order a Party In A Box or Simply Jane will bring the party to you.
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $150 + price of paint projects
Details: One hour of instruction with a professional artist. Choose canvas designs like animals, flowers, peace sign, fairy, unicorn, etc.
Verified: May 2022

Snapology

At the location of  your choice.
Recommended Ages: All ages
Prices: $275.
Details: Choose a LEGO-building activity for up to 12 guests for a Zoom party. Birthday child receives a Snapology t-shirt. Also offering parties in the discovery center.
Verified: Feb. 2022.

Sweeteacup

Delivery available for the Twin Cities Metro.
Recommended Ages: All ages
Prices: Tea for Ten: $200. Or pay by place setting.
Details: This children’s tea party rental service will deliver, set up and tear down – including china settings and glassware, tables, chairs and linens.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Way Cool Cooking School | Eden Prairie

16544 W. 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Recommended Ages: 3+
Price: $200+
Details: Choose from their 30+ themes and bring the party home.
Verified: Feb. 2022

The Works – Virtual Birthday Parties

Pick Up Materials: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420
Recommended Ages
: Best for Grade School Kids
Prices: $125
Details: 90-minute virtual birthday parties featuring a 30-minute hands-on engineering activities led by museum staff.  Pick up materials prior to the party.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Fun Ideas for A Birthday Sleepover

Sometimes the best birthday parties are the simplest. A slumber party with a family room full of kids and their pillows and sleeping bags is practically a right of passage.

Movie Marathon

Turn your family room into a theater with popcorn, Twizzlers and Junior Mints and their favorite pop.

Pizza Party

Let the kids make the pizzas as they like before eating them. We like to purchase pizza kits from Ready Meats in NE Minneapolis (3550 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418). Kits come with a parbaked crust, sauce, cheese and meat. From there we add whatever toppings we like best.  You could also do this with the Homemade White Whole Wheat Pizza Dough that Shelagh of SheCooks.Design shared with us.

child's hands adding cheese topping to a home-made pizza

Nailed It! Party – Cookie Making and Design

Anne shared a recipe she likes for Easy Sugar Cookies, but you could use any recipe you like and let the kids decorate, then vote on their favorites.

Backyard Campout

If your child is lucky enough to have a birthday in the warmer months, backyard campouts can be fun, complete with a tent, fire pit, sparklers and ice creamInvite parents and siblings of your guests to a picnic before the kids camp out.

Game Night

Whether you choose old fashioned party games, board games or prefer to let the kids play vide games, they’ll have a great time hanging out together.

Birthday Celebrations when Social Distancing is Necessary

Let’s home that extreme social distancing is a thing of the past. But if not, kids can still have a special day. In our case, it brought our neighborhood together, but not too closely, and we felt so much love from friends who went out of their way to show love.

  • Some neighborhood kids have had birthday parades where friends and family drove by and honked and waived.
  • My kids received calls and messages and some special surprises that were more meaningful because of the situation we were in the middle of.
  • Video messages, Instagram love and Facebook posts are sometimes enough to remind kids they are special.
  • A scavenger hunt with clues to find their gifts would be fun!

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